I know who I am and I am not who you think I am!

I know who I am and I am not who you think I am!

Acts 21:38 “Aren’t you the Egyptian who started a revolt and led four thousand terrorists out into the wilderness some time ago?”

Are you not …? NO!

Many commentators say they know who the Egyptian was. They have interesting theories but none of them match this question’s details per se. It doesn’t matter. Here is the point.

The commander and his troops came rushing into the crowd on that day believing perhaps because a rumour had started that the said Egyptian had been captured. They had been looking for him and now here he was in their city. Maybe his 4,000 terrorist soldiers were also with him?

As soon as Paul spoke eloquent Roman Greek the commander was disturbed. He was not expecting this. Are you not …? The answer was obviously NO!

Mistaken identity.

This can be far more dangerous than simply believing the seagull above you is a low-flying aeroplane, as I did the other day.

People are imprisoned and killed for mistaken identities.

I received a phone call from a young leader the other day who was being accused by a colleague that she had reportedly said something that she had never said. She was so upset having to defend herself saying, “I did not” and more than that, “I would not.”

Life contains seasons when you simply have to defend yourself. You can only do that if you are confident in who you are.

On Friday night I listened to the amazing Swaziland Children’s Choir who belong to our Elim partner, Challenge Ministries Swaziland. Their final song was this: “I know who I am” written by Nigerian Gospel singer, Sinach. Try and find it on google, it is bouncy, loud, the lyrics are affirming and strengthening:

I know who God says I am; What He says I am
Where He says am at; I know who I am

The Bible says Satan is a liar. He will set lies against your name.

The Bible says Satan blinds minds of unbelievers. If he can do that he will do it against you too, so that people mistake you.

The Bible says Satan masquerades as an angel. He will use people to appear on your side but who will fool you if they can.

I know who God says I am; What He says I am
Where He says am at; I know who I am

Are you not …? NO! I know who I am and I am not who you think I am!

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